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Here's how the food and energy crises are connected

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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/09/heres-how-the-food-and-energy-cri... By Kate Whiting The World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Meetings are bringing experts together to discuss the energy and food crises. The food and energy crises are interlinked: fertilizer production has been halted because of the soaring cost of natural gas, which the industry needs to create ammonia.

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Dinnertime anyone? Fertilize now and a lush green carpet of grass is within reach Read more at: https://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article265301636.html#storylink=cpy

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BY DENNIS PATTON SPECIAL TO THE STAR UPDATED SEPTEMBER 09, 2022 5:35 PM The dinner bell is ringing for area lawns. September is the most crucial time to fertilize cool season bluegrass and tall fescue lawns. Fertilizer applied now prepares the lawn for rapid growth during the fall and helps to overcome summer stress by naturally thickening up thin stands.

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LET IT RAIN

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Create a rain garden to protect the Bay.

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September is the month for restoring your parched lawn

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Here’s what to do to keep the grass in decent shape — the environmentally responsible way, of course.

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Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water and Soil Quality

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GUEST AUTHOR   Sara Delheimer, Program Coordinator/Writer, Multistate Research Fund Impacts Program    September 6, 2022     The availability and transport of nutrients, greenhouse gases and toxic contaminants in agricultural systems depends on interactions with particulate matter (such as organic matter, silt, clay, microbes and nanoparticles). These dynamics are critical to agricultural sustainability, environmental health, food safety and climate change.

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Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

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Wed, September 7, 2022 at 3:36 p.m.·4 min read CALGARY — A new industry-led report suggests Canada's farmers can likely only achieve half of the federal government's targeted 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions by 2030. The report, commissioned by Fertilizer Canada and the Canola Council of Canada, examines what effect a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers on Canadian farms would have on crop yields and farm financial viability.

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How ammonia could help clean up global shipping

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The fuel could provide an efficient way to store the energy needed to power large ships on long journeys.

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"Greener" Fertilizer and Carbon-free Fuels Come Closer to Reality

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August 31, 2022 A little over 100 years ago, humankind learned how to take nitrogen from the atmosphere (where it is plentiful) and turn it into ammonia that can be used as source of fertilizer for growing food. That chemical process, known as nitrogen fixation, has allowed huge increases in crop production and a subsequent boom in human populations fed by those crops.

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Burdensome environmental regulations are driving up the cost of fertilizer — and food

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By Blake Hurst   August 29, 2022 06:00 AM The recent run-up in food costs is the result of dry weather in much of the world and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But at least part of the increase in food prices is due to fertilizer shortages and higher prices for plant food. According to Bloomberg:

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Georgians urged to protect water quality with responsible land use

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By Martin Wunderly​    Aug 27, 2022 What happens on the surface doesn’t always stay on the surface. Filamentous algae are removed from the shoreline of a small pond that receives excess nutrients from across the landscape.

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